1968 Oldsmobile Toronado Review

1968 Oldsmobile Toronado 455 c.i from North America

Model year1968
Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 455 c.i Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired66900 miles
Most recent distance89700 miles
Previous carBuick Park Avenue

Summary:

King of front wheeler.. period !!

Faults:

Right side c/v boot cracked and replaced.

Both lower ball joints had to be changed at 72000 miles.

Body to frame bushings needed to be changed badly cracked especially the ones in front of rear wheels.. big job and hard to find..found out that the ones from 80s chevy caprice are the same thickness a bit smaller, but OK.

Still have to change exhaust donut on right side manifold connection.

General Comments:

Incredible car!!

Too heavy for high performance, but wasn't built for that experience.

Constant head turner!! the front bumper is no match for beautiful chrome looks.. and the grills that go up makes kids popping their eyes and my friends saying wow!!

The coolest thing is the turning barrel shape speedometer.. friends likes to take a look while turning.

5-10 feet of smoking tire when pushed hard..

The rocket 455 is very reliable, always starts, and so far the th425 transmission is still shifting fine.

The 455 doesn't like 87 octane, you can hear engine knocking and feel a bit of shaking, have to put at least 94 octane.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th June, 2005

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review